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Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales

Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales


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Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales

View of Taffs Well Viaduct, also known as Walnut Tree Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales. This was a railway viaduct crossing the canal, built in 1901 and demolished in 1969 to make way for a trunk road

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1899 1969 Canal Cardiff Crossing Demolished Engineering Glamorgan Iron Iron Work Piers Taff Trunk Viaduct Walnut 1901


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This evocative photograph captures the majestic Taffs Well Viaduct, also known as Walnut Tree Viaduct, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Glamorgan, South Wales. Built in 1901, this Victorian engineering marvel spanned an impressive 1,100 feet and stood 100 feet high, crossing both the Taff River and the Cardiff Canal. The viaduct was a vital part of the Great Western Railway (GWR) network, connecting Cardiff and the surrounding areas with the rest of the country. The intricate ironwork of the viaduct's piers and arches is a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the 1890s. The image showcases the harmonious coexistence of the railway and waterways, with a boat gently navigating the canal beneath the viaduct, while a train makes its way across the top. Unfortunately, the progress of time took its toll on this historical landmark. By 1969, the viaduct was no longer in use and was demolished to make way for a trunk road. Today, only memories and the occasional photograph remain as a reminder of the grandeur and significance of this once-mighty structure. The Taffs Well Viaduct, with its rich history and impressive scale, is a poignant symbol of the role that railways played in the development of South Wales and the United Kingdom as a whole. This photograph invites us to reflect on the past and appreciate the engineering marvels that shaped our world.

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